Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cobble Bar Leather Flower

The Austin Peay Arboretum seems to be very interested in the plant life in Whites Creek Gorge. We have a leather flower that grows on cobble bars that has their attention. Cobble bar prairies are riparian stream side areas that get flooded often enough that it takes special abilities for a plant to survive. We have a solidago that is still being argued about and now this beauty: I flagged it so we can find it easily when it's not in bloom. There are other species that grow at higher elevations. We have those flagged as well. It's a wonderful world out there! Whites Creek Palooza is Saturday June 29, btw! Here's the Facebook page: Palooza

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